Starting with the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) graduating class of 2002, the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and YSM Office of Student Research have collaborated on the Yale Medicine Thesis Digital Library (YMTDL) project, publishing the digitized full text of medical student theses on the web as a valuable byproduct of Yale student research efforts. The digital thesis deposit has been a graduation requirement since 2006. Starting in 2012, alumni of the Yale School of Medicine were invited to participate in the YMTDL project by granting scanning and hosting permission to the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, which digitized the Library’s print copy of their thesis or dissertation. A grant from the Arcadia Fund in 2017 provided the means for digitizing over 1,000 additional theses. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE YALE COMMUNITY AND NEED ACCESS TO A THESIS RESTRICTED TO THE YALE NETWORK, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR VPN (VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK) IS ON.

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Theses/Dissertations from 1842

Dissertation on Colic, Edwin Everett Gordon

Dissertation on the causes of disease, Ashbel Bradford Haile

Dissertation on The Importance of a Correct Diagnosis, Roswell Hawley

Dissertation on the diagnostics between phlogosis phlegmonea and phlogosis erythematica., Jacob Thompson Hotchkiss

Dissertation on iodine, John Tyler Lillibridge

Dissertation on empiricism, Edward Phelps Lyman

Dissertation on counter-irritation., Fenner Harris Peckham

Dissertation on bronchocele, William Tempest

Dissertation on the unity of the organic system, James Davenport Whelpley

Dissertation on Phthisis Pulmonalis, Levi Dibble Wilcoxson